Over the past year, I have come to hear a lot of great things about essential oils. It seems like many people are using them these days to help soothe the mind and body, to incorporate in cooking and use around the home.
Recently, I had the opportunity to review the Beginner’s Trio from doTerra. This trio included peppermint oil, lemon oil and lavender oil.
To say I wasn’t at a complete loss on how to use the oils when I first received them would be a lie because I was. I found myself turning to my doTerra representative, Heather Gibson, for guidance. Heather went above and beyond sharing her vast knowledge and love for doTerra oils. She even offers webinars to help people learn more about essential oils.
My favourite of all the essential oils in the Trio Pack was the Lavender Essential Oil.
There is nothing I love more than to be able to unwind at the end of a long day in a detox bath. I create a detox bath using 2 cups of epsom salts, 1 cup of baking soda and 10 drops of doTerra Lavender. The detox bath encourages your body to efficiently flush out toxins while also creating a relaxing spa-like bathing experience.
Lavender Oil is also great for soothing diaper rash. Simply add 10-30 drops of lavender oil to cornstarch, and apply generously to the affected area like you would baby powder. At each diaper change, spritz the area clean with distilled water with 10-30 drops of lavender essential oil, let air dry and reapply the powder.
Next to the Lavender Essential Oil, I found myself often flocking to the Peppermint Essential Oil.
I often struggle with indigestion, stomach troubles and tired muscles and joints. Peppermint Essential Oil has been great in helping soothe those ailments.
Whenever my stomach gets in knots or just feels off, I have taken to rubbing a few drops of Peppermint Oil on my stomach. It provides instant relief.
Additionally you can apply peppermint oil with lavender oil to soothe sore and tired muscles and joints.
Quite often, I will need a pick-me-up in during the afternoon lull. Rather than flocking to another cup of coffee, I will quite often rub some peppermint oil on the back of my neck or inhale as a non-stimulant. The scent of peppermint is invigorating and can help rejuvenate your energy levels.
Lastly, let’s discuss Lemon Essential Oil.
I love to start my day off each morning with a tall glass of room temperature water with a couple drops of doTerra Lemon Essential Oil. Lemon water is a great way to naturally detox your body. What’s great about doTerra’s line of essential oils too is that you don’t have to worry about ingestion, like you do many other essential oils. doTerra is rigorously tested to ensure they are free of fillers, toxins and pesticides.
If you have a sore throat, you can add a couple drops of lemon essential oil to a tablespoon of honey to help soothe a sore throat.
Lemon Essential Oil also comes in handy around the home. It can be diffused aromatically to help neutralize odors in a room. You can also add a few drops to a bottle of distilled water, and use it as a natural household cleaner. Lemon Essential Oil works great on cleaning and polishing stainless steel appliance. Simply apply 2-3 drops to a towel, and in a circular motion buff out grime and bring out your appliances shine.
I really could babble on and on about all the neat uses I have discovered for doTerra essential oils – and trust me there are many uses – but I would probably sit here typing all day.
Rather, if you would love to learn more about doTerra, I highly suggest reaching out to Heather Gibson.
You could even sign-up for one of her great webinars to learn more about essential oils! The webinars are live so you will be able to have all your questions answered real-time. As you register, you can even enter for a chance to win a doTerra Intro Kit! Pretty awesome, right?
Disclosure: I received a complimentary doTERRA Trio Kit in exchange for my review. All opinions are those of my own.